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Algonquian *šôriyâwa 'silver' (later 'coin, money'), rather than being derived from French or Spanish or inherited from Proto-Algonquian, is a Northern Iroquoian loanword (possibly Proto-Huronian) borrowed into Proto–Core Central Algonquian ca. ad 600–1200. It was later borrowed from Proto-Ojibwean into Pre-CINA, the common ancestor of Cree-Innu-Naskapi-Atikamekw, by ad 1200. Later, expected reflexes in some CINA dialects were ousted by imitation of an Ojibwean cognate, which went on to be adopted in various non-Algonquian languages.